Gideon, Missouri

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Gideon, Missouri

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High Points

Gideon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Gideon Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Gideon Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Gideon Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Gideon Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Gideon Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Gideon, Missouri

Comparing Gideon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Age of the Population 5 6
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 2 3
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 9

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Gideon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee
County New Madrid
Standard Zip Codes 63848
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.451
Longitude -89.919

Gideon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station DEXTER
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
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Gideon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,113 100%
Male 513 46.1%
Female 600 53.9%
Under 18 297 26.7%
18+ 816 73.3%
65+ 218 19.6%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,097 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 8 0.7%
Mixed Race 7 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1%

Estimated Gideon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,019
Growth -94
Growth % -8.4%

Gideon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 46.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
English 11.9%
Irish 7.7%
German 6.4%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Italian 2.6%
Dutch 2.4%
Scottish 0.9%
British 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Polish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gideon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Peach Orchard (63848)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gideon 1,113 $31,094
Clarkton 1,330 $20,350
Holcomb 696 $29,219
Malden 4,782 $27,819
Risco 392 $32,857
Tallapoosa 204 $15,000
Wardell 278 $25,357
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Gideon High Schools (2004)

400 MAIN
A Title I School.
Serves 178 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

Gideon Colleges

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